Transcript for Dramatic Police Chase Ends in a Crowded BBQ Restaurant
Marked by moments of silence. We turn to the breaking news overnight. The carjacker ran into a restaurant filled with families taking hostages after a high-speed chase. It was a dramatic standoff and ABC's Matt Gutman is in los Angeles with the latest. Good morning, Matt. Reporter: Hey, good morning, George. Sheriff's officers and deputies are still trying to work through the mess investigating the crime scene. The suspect's car was rammed off the road right over there. Now he got out of the car, started firing in the air, sprinting to that restaurant you mentioned just down the road. That's where that hostage situation ensued. He was eventually killed. Overnight that yçñçñçñçñçñçñçñçñçñçñçñçñçñçñçñwxwxwxwxwxwxwx Reporter: But not everyone. At least four hostages remained inside. Units stand by, making an approach. Reporter: After a tense standoff, the S.W.A.T. Team bursts in. You can hear the spray of gunfire. A deputy-shoved shooting occurred in the restaurant. I have not yet confirmed whose firearm caused the suspect's death. Reporter: We learned that suspect was shot and killed and miraculously somehow none of those four hostages that were in the restaurant at that time were hurt at all in that hail of bullets. Want to give you a sense of the scope of this crime scene that goes about 20 yards that way. 100 yards that way. Sheriff's officers and homicide detectives have spent the whole night interviewing dozens of eyewitnesses. George. Thank goodness those hostages are safe. Okay, Matt, thanks very much. What an incredible scene.
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